The new LS400T+ drill rig is now part of the Lone Star Drills line for geothermal and well water drilling in the most challenging soils.
Little Beaver designed and produced the new rig at the request of Living Water International, a non-profit organization that was encountering rocky terrain in Central America.
The new unit weighs approximately 7,800 pounds, which is significantly more than the next largest rig. With the heavier machine, drillers can more effectively and efficiently power through the toughest soils, including lava and solid rock formations, and less anchoring is needed to do it.
With 15,000 pounds of pull-back force and a push-down force of 9,000 pounds, the LS400T+ is a sturdy, powerful and robust drill that can dig to depths of 400 feet. It features a Gorman-Rupp 82H52 2×2 mud pump with three-way ball valves and dual 10-foot suction hoses. The pump is powered by a 37-horsepower V-Twin, air-cooled gasoline engine that has a 22-gallon fuel tank capacity.
Drill teams can use 10-foot drill pipe with the LS400T+, which means they can quickly reach target depths and start the next phase of the project, whether it’s digging a well, installing a geothermal heating system or sampling soils.
The LS400T+ can be towed with the same vehicles used to haul smaller drill rigs. The trailer features surge brakes, three hand jacks for leveling and can be fitted with either a pintle ring or ball hitch.